Sidewinder's Fang

"Tiki Tuesday is here, so we made a Sidewinder’s Fang! Did peeling and carving the garnish take longer than making the cocktail? Maybe. Was it worth it? Big time! But hey this drink, created at the legendary Lanai Restaurant in San Mateo in the 1960s, is much more than just a really cool garnish—it’s citrus-forward, a little tart, and a lot refreshing."
-- @subtletiki

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Passion fruit, orange, lime and aged rum make for this classic Sidewinder's Fang cocktail. It's a refreshing drink you can make in a batch for entertaining or sip for a fruity brunch cocktail!

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  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1 ounce passion fruit syrup
  • 1 ounce aged rum
  • 1 ounce Coruba Jamaican rum  
  • 2 ounces soda water  
  • Mint, sprigs optional for garnish
  • Orange Peel for garnish


  • Step 1

    Line a brandy snifter with your orange peel garnish, with the ‘snake head’ hanging over the rim and add ice to keep it in place. Combine all ingredients minus the soda water in a shaker with ice and shake well. Double-strain into the glass and top with soda water. Add mint sprig and enjoy!